NYC Anarchist Book Fair 2010 Fuckin' (A): Radical Sex! Saturday, April 17 Judson Memorial Church
At Fuckin' (A), we believe that radical sex positivity is a crucial step towards the revolution -- and when we include rad sex in our politics, we'll have a lot of fun working to get there! In this workshop, we'll lead a conversation about tools that are important for radicals of all genders, sexes and sexualities to have in their sexy toolkit: communication, good consent practices, safer sex, maps to the tasty bits, and techniques for turning them on!
We stand behind a radical prefigurative politics - that is, that we must strive to put our ideals into practice in our own lives as we participate in struggles toward a society free of oppressive systems. We believe that the body is a major site upon which these power struggles take place. Within radical and anarchist communities, we can all benefit from thinking much more thoroughly about sex and sexuality: how to communicate more effectively, how to be more considerate and less oppressive in our sexual and gendered practices, how to take care of ourselves and other members of our community in our sexual practices, and how to keep human connection and joyful mutual support in mind through all these practices. Sex takes places in the social realm as much as it does in any "private" realm, meaning that sex is a social issue and an anarchist issue! Let's address and consider radical sexual politics in this radical social setting!
Fuckin' (A) is a NYC-based political collective that exists to promote, support and facilitate radical sex positivity as a crucial aspect of liberating ourselves and our communities!
Marta Lapczynskigrew up in Cleveland, Ohio, nourished on good old-fashioned DIY punk ethics. She has brought these sensibilities to New York City with much enthusiasm.
Lee Naught is a radical genderqueer organizer who has participated in a variety of collective, feminist & sexuality-focused projects, including coordinating Erosfera, Centro para las Sexualidades in Puebla, Mexico, working as a sex educator at Babeland, and filling a handful of roles at Bluestockings Radical Bookstore.
Dziga volunteers at Bluestockings and is an author of poetry and short fiction. He is an avid techno-anarchist, and spends most of his time developing web sites and technologies that act as tools for resistance. As an anarchist, he is firmly committed to feminism and fighting manarchy!
Sophia Matsu is a young anarchist (she's 16!) who is the assistant bookkeeper at Bluestockings Radical Bookstore. She was also a member of Student Sexuality Awareness Club at her school before it was dismantled, and she hopes to bring it back. She was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
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